AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Under the auspices of the President of the State of Palestine, His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen", Arab American University celebrated the graduation ceremony of the 17th and the 18th cohorts, and the first day was a great celebration for the students of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the firsts in each faculty and department.

The celebration was under the auspices of the President of the State of Palestine, His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen" and attended remotely by his representative Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mwais- the Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research with a recorded speech, Prof. Ali Zeidan Abu Zuhri- the University President, Members of the Board of Trustees, Major General Mr. Akram Rjoub- Jenin’s Governor, Mr. Ahmad Al Haj Hassan, Ms. Hania Albitar, the Vice President and the assistants to the President, the members of the Dean’s Council, Mr. Salah Joudeh- the Legal Advisor of the Board of Directors, Mr. Faleh Abu Arrah- the General Director of Arab American University Company, representatives and leaders from the security services of Jenin, members of the Academic and Administrative staff, representatives of official and private organizations and a great number of parents and family of graduates.

Under the great happiness of parents and graduates, the ceremony started with the entrance of graduates, the faculty members and the university president, then the Palestinian anthem was played and Al Fatiha was read on the souls of our martyrs.

 

The Speech of the University President

Prof. Ali Zeidan started his speech by transferring the greetings of the President of Palestine, His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen"and said: “We are happy to see you today after the unexpected events that prevented such celebration in the previous year, to celebrate together the graduates from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the firsts on each department, and to announce the beginning of the graduation ceremony activities that will be starting today and for the coming three days. We will be celebrating the 17th cohort that COVID-19 spread last year could not let us celebrate and the 18th cohort who finished their graduation requirements. Prof. Abu Zuhri added: “Arab American University in its both campuses in Jenin and Ramallah became one of them most important education provider in Palestine and the region and its staff, graduates and projects have the main role in building the country. We praise and thank Mr. Mahmoud Abbas for his support and we appreciate his role in saving our national constants, and his scientific role in his permanent support for the educational process”.

Prof. Abu Zuhri also said that Arab American University seeks to follow all the new topics academically and to develop its infrastructure and scientific capabilities to provide the best to the Palestinian community through graduating professional students from modern faculties and programs that fulfill the needs of the local, regional and global labor market. He also indicated that during the past two years, AAUP managed to open new faculties and new academic programs according to accurate studies of the current and future needs of the market, including the Faculty of Medicine and some other creative bachelor and masters’ programs, and in this year alone the university provided 11 new PhD programs.

And added: “In addition, AAUP always opens its doors for continuous and new communication relations with centers and international organizations to get the international accreditations, with the best quality standards in its academic programs. The last accreditation was the ADEE LEADER and the Medicine, the Nursing, and the prosthetics. AAUP encourages the openness relations with other international universities and encourages the academic and scientific joint partnerships”.

 Prof. Abu Zuhri also talked about the centers provided by AAUP to serve the local community and develop the community, such centers as the climate change center that has a weather station that covers the northern part of Palestine, also the smart green house for agriculture, the policy and conflict resolution studies center, the cancer cases registration center, the heart center and other centers such as the treatment centers for the community as the physical and occupational therapy centers, the dental center and the children rehabilitation center. Moreover, the laboratories in AAUP had a distinguish work under collaboration with the Ministry of Health during the COVID-19 crisis in their advanced laboratories.

The University President also announced about the new centers that will open soon and new high level projects as he said: “we now announce that we are planning to soon open three high level services centers which are: the Physical and Occupational Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Center, the Hearing, Speech and Language Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and the Prosthetic Limb Factory Center which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, additionally, AAUP will start working on rehabilitation process to people with special needs to enable them to get a driving license under collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation. Furthermore, we announce the opening of the first center to the 4th education in technology the AR.VR as this center will provide modern training services for students and professors and will add a contemporary education in the medical and biological sciences under the best international standards to serve the local community that we are part of it”.

Prof. Abu Zuhri added that the achievements of AAUP serve the students, the local community and the country and said: “Thanks to God, and the efforts of the staff of AAUP, we are providing many services to the students, to our people, to our community, and our country. For instance, AAUP has opened its half-Olympic swimming pool to its students and to the local community, the squash fields host official games for squash, and the sports hall hosted international games in the basketball field especially after considering its field as the home field for the Palestine national basketball team”. He added, “Allow me on behalf of the academic and staff of AAUP and on behalf of the local community to thank everyone who was part of doing this and reaching AAUP to this stage, especially Dr. Yousef Asfour- the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the members of the Board for their continuous care and support to provide all the academic and administrative needs, all thanks and appreciations to them”.

At the end of his speech, Prof. Abu Zuhri concluded by directing his speech to the graduates and said: “I congratulate you on your graduation from you second home, and wish you all the best of luck. You are now the ambassadors to our university and to the country, and you are about to start a new chapter of your life, be ready and set your goals to walk the best bath for your goals and do not walk aimlessly even this was easier for you to do. I would also like to congratulate your parents who waited for this moment. Thank you all for your efforts, wish you the best of luck for your life and for Palestine”.

 

Graduates Speech

In his speech on behalf of the graduates, the graduate Ibrahim Maghnmen from the Faculty of Graduate Studies said: “Standing before you today and smelling jasmine brought me back to the years I spent here in this great edifice “Arab American University”, as I can proudly say now that I have graduated from AAUP the university for all Palestinian people, with its distinguish programs and excellent staff and faculty members, and its creativity and leadership in education and scientific research”. He appreciated the roles of the professors of AAUP and directed his speech to then saying: “Dear professors, who are messengers in education in what you provided, we thank you all by praising all the effort you did and still doing, God will give you from his blessings”.

Mr. Maghnmen then talked to the graduates and said: “you are the stars of this night, congratulations on your great achievement, you deserve the best. Let us now do what we are meant to do, let’s be productive in our community and country and remember that with education and hard work, countries are built and saved, so do not hold this certificate without any action, history will remember only those who work hard”.

 

Graduate Speech

In her turn, student Niveen Abbas- who is participating in an international contest in the United Kingdom said in her recorded speech: “Today is the day that my family is proud of me the most, my graduation day with all the excellent students. I wanted to join my colleagues our happiness while in Britain as I waited for this day as you and your families did”. She also thanked Arab American University, its faculty members and staff who provided all the needed services to all students proudly, and added: “We will be at your good thoughts as you entrusted us to be, thank you all efforts are much appreciated”.

She said to her graduating colleagues, “Today we turn a page full of sleepless nights, fatigue and achievements as the harvest time comes today, I will miss my friends and colleagues and everything we have lived in this university”.

 

Representative of the President of Palestine Speech

In the speech of the President of the State of Palestine, His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen" represented by Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mwais- the Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, he said: “I was honored to represent this speech on behalf of the President of the State of Palestine, His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen", I transfer his greetings and his congratulations to all graduates and to your families. I am also honored to transfer the greetings of Prime Minister Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh and remind you of his slogan, to move from teaching to learning, and from needing to producing and this is the strategy of the Ministry of Higher Education which tries to follow up the fourth industrial revolution with digitization and fighting unemployment with technology”.

Dr. Abu Mwais added: “from an empty land to a beautiful university, and from a wild mountain to a university city, this is Arab American University in Jenin and the countryside of Marj Bin Amer and the wild jenin camp. I am proud of all our Palestinian universities that all seek to comprehensive digital systems and to commit to global quality standards in the academic programs and research projects”. He continued: “This university is a success story with unlimited chapters of patience and efforts, and today in this graduation we are collecting the fruits of our effort, towards a modern and contemporary Palestine and Jerusalem as its capital”.

Prof. Abu Mwais greeted Arab American University and all the Palestinian universities that jumped from traditionalism to globalism, from stereotype to integrative and digitalism, and from repeated researches to creative and excellent researches. He also appreciated the role of those who are behind this scene who promised and fulfilled their promises, the Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Yousef Asfour, the members of the Board, the leader of this academic efforts and the first president of the university Prof. Waleed Deeb, Prof. Ali Zeidan Abu Zuhri- the University president and the previous presidents, the faculty member, the staff and our dear stuents.

In his conclusion, Prof. Abu Mwais said: “congratulations to students, their families and to the university and to Palestine. Congratulations to the prisoners, you will be free, and the wounded will be healed, victory to Palestine until we pray in Al Aqsa Mosque and Alqiama charch”.

At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Ali Zeidan Abu Zuhri – the University President, the members of the Board of Trustees, General Akram Rjoub and Mr. Jamal Abu Rub, the Vice President and the Deans of the Faculties honored the first of each faculty and then certificates were handed to the following graduates:

Faculty of Graduate Studies Students

Ibraheem Mohammed Mahmoud Sabbah

Asma Abdel Fatatah Hussein Khalil

Aseel Osama Said Edais

Almoatsam Balla Yosif Deeb Btran

Ammal Moustafa Najah Weshahe

Ameer Mufid Omar Yacoub

Anwar Faraj Tawafeeq Hamarsheh

Anwar Mustafa Abed Alrahman Abu Taleb

Iyad Omar Suliman Fraihat

Enas Salem Nimer Abumowais

Ayham Yousef Ali Amer

Ibrahim Mohammad Deib Al-Dibs

Ahmad Hassan Mohamad Ajayeb

Bilal Rabah Mohammad Amwas

Belal Sami Nemr Abutamam

Taleen Michel George Alama

Jawad Shaban Sulaiman Abu Sabha

Khadeja Yaseen Ahmad Zaza

Khalil Ibrahim Khalil Shawamri

Khalil Edward Khalil Rantisi

Doa' Hekmat Asad Neirat

Rami Sa'id Masoud Nasharti

Raeda Mahmoud Mohammad Faraj

Rinad Fathi Saleem Abu Zaid

Raneen Mohammad Ibrahim Obeid

Reham Talal Abdallah Mahasen

Raya Mohammad Bader Qareesh

Sajeda Rasim Hasan Frehat

Saja Salah Ahmad Mohammed

Sewar Qais Salah Abdulhadi

Shams Mrwan Sudqi Draghmeh

Sumoud Mahmoud Saeed Jaradat

Duha Shawqi Ezat Hussein

Abed Alrahman Najeh Abed Melhem

Abdallah Naser Ali Alsadi

Omar Ahmad Abed Alrahman Majdoubeh

Lara Omar Abd Alqader Abu Samen

Lina Issam Ahmad Nowara

Majd Nader yousef Alhaj

Mohammad Abd Elmajed Qasim Khder

Mahmoud Aref Mohammad ِAbdullah

Mahmoud Mohamad Aref Nazzal

Manal Aref Khalil Sayed

Mayamen Ibraheem Saeed Abu Altayeb

Mais Fouad Hasan Tubaila

Nashwa Jaber Musa Darwish

Niveen Salah Mustafa Betouni

Yousef Amin Ibrahim Taha

Ibrahim Issa Khalil Mughnnamin

Areej Isam Mahmoud Zraiqi

Istabraq Waleed 'Mohammad Ali' Omarya

Osayd Samer Fathi Zohud

Alla Emad Fayez Abahre

Amin Abdul-Jaleel Abdul-Rahman Talahmeh

Ayat Bassam Husein Theeb

Eman Hashem Ahmad Sadi

Anas Fayyad 'Mohammed Rida' Aghbar

Aalaa Emad Tawfeeq Abu Rob

Basil Wafiq Mohamed Amar

Basem Mohammad Qasem Abu Al Rub

Bilal Nabeel Abdel Qader Al_Ashqar

Bayan Hosni Naser Kmail

Halima Aziz Mahmoud Abu- Fara

Haneen Walid Ahmad Abbadi

Ruba Mohammad Ahmad Almasri

Sanad Ahmad Anees Malaysha

Sewar Qais Salah Abdulhadi

Sabha Fahmi Mustafa Rabaya

Sumoud Mahmoud Saeed Jaradat

Abed Alrahman Najeh Abed Melhem

Abdallah Radi Mohammad Mustafa

Faten Ahmed Abdelrahman Dimeh

Mohammed Ibrahim Nemir Dwaikat

Mohammad Ali Zedan Abu-Zuhri

Murad Radwan Suliman Alqiesiah

Mais Fouad Hasan Tubaila

Nour Abdel Rahman Yousef Abu Kwaik

Wala Sameer Mohmad Ghannam

Walaa Abdul Haleem Mohamed Swaiseh

 

Students on top places in their Faculties and Majors

Arkan Mohammad Saleh Abu Arra

Aseel Abbas Sad Abbas

Tasbeeh Abd Alrahman Fareed Zyoud

Tasneem Mohammad Faris Jaradat

Doaa Tayseer Mahmoud Abo Qutneh

Dina Sulaiman Abbas Homoor

Rafeeqah Mahmoud Tawfiq Hamamda

Zeena Ghassan Abd Aljaleel Bahnini

Shahd Jamal Mohammad Abu Obaid

Shahd Abdallah Mogahed Abu Arrah

Lujain Tayseer Ibrahim Khamayseh

Neda' Abd Allah Mohammad Kmail

Aseel Mwafaq Hilmi Ramadan

Farah Fayez Abdallah Ardah

Muhannad Jehad Hassan Halaseh

Alaa Mahmoud Hamza Abu Srour

Rahaf Esam Radi Alsayed

Shaima Mohammad Jamal Saabneh

Safa' Rizik Ahmad Bsharat

Doha Jamal Mohamed Hamed

Omar Jafar Mahmoud Azzam

Mohammad Jawad Mohammad Ghannam

Mahmoud Ahmad Yousef Saeed

Nada Ahmad Tawfeeq Ayasa

Asmaa Yousef Saeed Kmail

Aseel Yousef Tawfeeq Kmail

Tasneem Zuhair Mufleh Mustafa

Tasneem Emad Tawfiq Abu Al Rob

Rama Watheq Najib Hethnawi

Ranya Omar Mousa Lahloh

Reem Esam Mohammad Abu Alrob

Sara Bassam Abd Alraof Alyat

Abeer Zeyad Abd Allateef Kilani

Lamiaa Mahmoud Fathi Fashafsha

Majd Eyad Abd Allatif Mare

Mohammad Ali Ahmad Abujeib

Nancy Asem Jaradat

Heba Basem Mahmoud Ardah

Asmaa Fayez Saad Zyoud

Aseel Arafat Mohammad Awwad

Alaa Mohammed Khalil Almasharqa

Angham Qasem Mostafa Hussein

Eman Ahmad Abd Alrahman Salah

Aya Jasim Mohammed Sulaiman

Ayah Yousef Fawzi Abu Baker

Esraa Mezied Ahmad Albzour

Amal Mahmoud Moraweh Owais

Hamzeh Omer Tawfeeq Melalha

Hanan Ahmad Husni Thiab

Rania Wajdi Kamel Samoudi

Rawan Tayseer Ahmad Abu Jalboush

Rawan Mohammad Hasan Abu Obaid

Reta Mustafa Abd Allah Lahlooh

Zeena Basem Zayed Jabr

Shereen Mohammad Saeed Shawahna

Siba Omar Mohammad Badarnh

Salahaldin Nizar Ahmad Sulaiman

Abdelhadi Suleiman Abdul Kareem Zakarneh

Futna Mohammad Ahmad Faza

Majd Falih Mostafa Abu - Arra

Mohammed Tareq Khaled Fawakhriya

Mohammad Nedal Lutfi Obaid

Marah Mohammad Ali Abu Baker

Eba Mahmoud Shokri Abu Alrob

Amnh Saaod Bhjat Hassan

Ayah Zoheer Shawkat Qalalweh

Jana Riad Mohamd Abo Moch

Rozeen Maher Naser Mussallam

Sana Zeyad Nayef Rabaya

Shatha Abd Alwahhab Yahya Alardah

Fayhaa Belal Abd Allah Damaj

Maram Hkmon Mohammed Abo-eid

Malak Hassan Amin Abu Naim

Manal Salah Ahmad Sammoudi

Nosayba Ahmad Mahmood Turkman

Noor Ghassan Abd Alwahhab Izghibi

Noora Isa Fares Fares

Hadeel Naser Mohammad Abu Zinea

Yara Issam Muhammad Al-A'raj

Israa Mohammad  Yousef Alrosan

Alaa Yousef Ibrahim Abomona

Eman Mohammad Hosni Zakarneh

Ayah Mohammad Ghaleb Yousef Alrosan

Ayah Yousef Tawfiq Abu Khamees

Ehab Nedal Lutfi Obeid

Tamara Marwan Mohammad Abed

Jana Basheer Ali Shqarat

Duaa Kamel Ragheb Zyoud

Donya Mustafa Yousef Zaidan

Rand Ibrahim Roshdi Jarrar

Saja Mohamad Mahmoud Abualrub

Shama Ahmad Abd Alrahman Abu Hassan

Shahd Majed Hussien Zakarneh

Areen Ahmad Sati Bzour

Ola Bilal Mahmoud Alataiwi

Ali Aissa Ali Asli

Feras Tayseer Mohammad Atatri

Karmel Thaer Omar Abu Baker

Mohammad Bashar Mohammad Abdelhalim

Mariana Mohammad Salah Abu Asaad

Malak Zeyad Mohammad Nazzal

Moayad Hasan Rasheed Abo Rya

Noura Jalal Mohammad Ghorbeya

Dua Sami Mohammad Azem

Rana Marwan Sharif Saleh

Safa Ahmad Mohammad Alimari

Hadeel Moens Hassan Hanoon

Ebtehal Saleem Mousa Omariyah

Sewar Abd El Qader Mohammad Sarhan

Maram Samer Mahmod Tahbash

Morjan Ahmad Hussain Nwahda

AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts
AAUP Starts the Celebrations of the Graduation Ceremonies of its 17th and 18th Cohorts